Programs of Study
The Master of Health Sciences in Clinical Research Degree (MHSc) requires 24 credits of graded course work and a research project for which 12 units of credit are given. Five courses (CRP 241, 242, 245, 253, and 254) constitute 16 credits that are required for all degree candidates (see Course Descriptions). The student’s clinical research activities provide the setting and the data for the project, which serves to demonstrate the student’s competence in the use of quantitative methods in clinical research. The program is designed for part-time study, which allows the fellow/student to integrate the program’s academic program with clinical training.
The Basic Science Research Track (BSRT) is an optional customized curriculum for the Master of Health Sciences in Clinical Research Degree (MHSc) designed specifically for physician-scientists. This track prepares individuals for careers as physician-scientists across a range of discovery sciences. The curriculum includes coursework that prepares researchers to: perform rigorous basic science; manage, analyze, and present data; oversee a laboratory; and successfully compete for research funding.
The Academic Core in Clinical Research or the "Certificate option" offers students a one-year didactic experience that enhances their clinical research skills. The certificate requires that students complete the five core courses (CRP 241, 242, 245, 253, and 254) that are required for the degree tracks. As with all options within CRTP, the certificate program is designed for part-time study, which allows the fellow/student to integrate the program’s academic program with clinical training.
The courses in CRTP are also available to qualified individuals who want to acquire specific skills but who may not want to pursue the masters degree or the program certificate. This option allows the flexibility of taking various combinations of courses subject only to constraints imposed by course prerequisites.
CRTP prepares you to:
- Conduct your own research
- Create high-quality research proposals
- Perform research ethically in line with good clinical practice
- Become a critical consumer of research proposals and articles in the clinical research literature
- Increase your marketability through advanced training to be a competitive candidate for research positions.